New UK Rubik’s Cube Speedcubing Champion crowned at John Adams-sponsored event

A new UK Rubik’s Cube Speedcubing champion has been crowned, following an intense final of the UK Cube Association’s Speedcubing Championship in Stevenage this past weekend.

Supported by John Adams Leisure with a Rubik’s branded sponsorship deal, the three-day event saw more than 300 speedcubers frm 27 different countries battle it out to solve the cube in record time and take the championship crown this year.

It was on Sunday, October 27 that a new UK champion was crowned when the 17-year-old George Scholey solved the classic 3×3 cube in an average time of 7.68 seconds. Scholey also took home the title of the 2×2 cube UK champion, solving it in an average time of 1.81 seconds, with a personal best single solve time of just 0.91seconds.

A new UK record was also set by Bertie Longden for solving the most 3×3 cubes whilst blindfolded. Longden solved an impressive 31 cubes correctly out of 34 in 56:35 minutes.

The Championship comprised 18 official speed-solving contests including: 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, 6×6 and 7×7 solves; additional 3×3 events using one-hand, fewest moves and with feet; 3×3, 4×4 and 5×5 blindfolded; Pyraminx, Square-1, Megaminx and Rubik’s Clock.

“We were delighted to lend Rubik’s brand support at this year’s UK Championships,” said Lynette Norris, marketing manager, John Adams Leisure. “Each year, we’re blown away by the incredible solving-skills on display at the event and it’s a real honour to support the speed-cubing community in the UK.”

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